October 8, 1970|
Lake Hamilton, Florida, U.S.
Born as one of eight children, Lewis grew up in Lake Hamilton, Florida singing in her father's church.
She had a singing career in the 2000s. She was invited by Peabo Bryson to join his international tour as a backing vocalist and new duet partner. She was backing vocalist, vocal director and choreographer with Céline Dion and shared the stage with renowned artists, including Michael Bolton, George Duke, Sheila E., Gloria Estefan, Enrique Iglesias, Patti LaBelle and Najee.
On September 10, 2005 she scored her first number-one U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart with her debut single "Shout" followed by a same titled album in 2006 on Global Records label, in both credited under the mononym Sisaundra.
Songwriting and production career
She co-wrote "Emotional" in Najee's album My Point of View. The album reached number-one on Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart.
Her producer/writer credits include work with Gordon Chambers, Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs, Emilio Estefan, David Foster, Phil Galdston, Marvin Hamlisch, Tony Hemmings, Loris Holland, Tony Moran, Rohan Reid, Jim Steinman, Sting, Ric Wake and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber.
She has done many productions and voiceover/jingle work in TV commercials for a wide variety of products including Folgers Coffee, Sprite, Slimfast, Doublemint Gum, Sears, Arby's, Ziploc Bags, Coppertone and Dr. Pepper. She performed with Cirque du Soleil's show La Nouba in 2003 and from 2007-2014. She is also featured on the La Nouba DVD, filmed live in 2003.
In 2009, she was narrator in the documentary Sustaining Life written and directed by Robert Hess documenting ways to end extreme poverty in the world. The film was nominated for a 2009 Academy Award - in the Student Documentary category.
In 2014, she auditioned for season 6 of the US The Voice. Her audition performing Aretha Franklin's song "Ain't No Way" was broadcast during the third episode of the Blind Auditions on March 3, 2014. All four coaches, namely Adam Levine, Usher, Shakira and Blake Shelton turned their chairs for her. She opted for Blake Shelton. She was ultimately eliminated during the Quarterfinals. In a last attempt to remain on the show and get the Twitter Instant Save, she performed "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", but fellow contestant Kat Perkins received it instead.
- - Studio version of performance reached the top 10 on iTunes
|Blind Audition||"Ain't No Way"||Aretha Franklin||March 3, 2014||3.20||All four chairs turned|
Joined Team Blake
|Battles, Round 1||"Do What U Want" (vs. Paula DeAnda)||Lady Gaga||March 17, 2014||8.5||Saved by Coach|
|Battles, Round 2||"It's a Man's Man's Man's World" (vs. Biff Gore)||James Brown||April 1, 2014||15.1||Saved by Coach|
|The Playoffs||"New York State of Mind"||Billy Joel||April 8, 2014||17.5||Saved by Coach|
|Live Top 12||"Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me"||Elton John||April 21, 2014||20.7||Saved by Public Vote|
|Live Top 10||"Oh Sherrie"||Steve Perry||April 28, 2014||22.10||Saved by Public Vote|
|Live Top 8||"River Deep, Mountain High"||Ike & Tina Turner||May 5, 2014||24.1||Eliminated|
- 2006: Shout (as Sisaundra) [Global Records]
- 2013: Sisaundra Lewis Live EP [Grove 2 Glam Media]
- 2005: "Shout" (as Sisaundra) [Global Records / C.E.D Entertainment]
- 2016: "#Winner"
- Featured in
- 2005: "Emotional" (Najee featuring Sisaundra) (also co-writing credits)
- List of number-one dance hits (United States)
- List of artists who reached number one on the US Dance chart